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is fast fashion polluting our water

How is fast fashion polluting our water?

The fashion industry is now the second-largest generator of pollution on Earth after the oil industry, which is driven by the escalating trend of ‘fast fashion’.

New bio-technology system to improve water quality in Devon

A cutting edge bio-technology system is being tested by Highways England to improve water quality around a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Devon.
waste disposal

Is the UK on track to hit 2020 waste disposal targets?

Every year in Britain, households throw away around 22 million tons of waste into the bin but recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020.
farmers clean air, clean air strategy 2019

UK Government to help farmers in new clean air strategy

The government has launched a new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution.
litter

Shocking images centre new campaign to fight litter

A new campaign launched by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove and Keep Britain Tidy uses emotive images to deter people from littering.
recycling

Majority of UK companies don’t have a recycling policy, report reveals

A new report has quizzed over 700 companies on their recycling habits and found that 90% of UK businesses do not have a recycling policy in place.
energy-from-waste

Why energy-from-waste plants are less harmful than firework displays

Indaver share their insight into the development of energy-from-waste (EfW) over the years and outline the many ways by which developers work to ensure that their plants do not pose a risk to human health
indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution: A neglected yet important risk to public health

Stephen T Holgate, Special Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) on Air Quality and MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology, University of Southampton takes the stance that indoor air pollution is a neglected yet important risk to public health.
protein plastics

New protein plastics for a future sustainable society

Mikael Hedenqvist, Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides a fascinating glimpse into research on the development of protein plastics The polymeric materials division at the Royal Institute of Technology, has been doing research and development of protein plastics since the late 1990’s, often together with the group headed...
ammonia emissions

New voluntary guide to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions

A new guide has been released which sets out simple steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia emissions to help improve air quality.
Yellow Fish campaign

Environment Agency’s Yellow Fish campaign reminds the public not to pollute

The Environment Agency is using imagery of yellow fish to alert people on the Kent coast to what happens when they pour fat, oils or other waste down their yard drains or road gullies.
untreated sewage

Water company fined for unpermitted pollution

Northumbrian Water Ltd has been fined for unpermitted discharges of untreated sewage following an investigation by the Environment Agency.
data processing

How data processing from space can help save the earth

Michał Baćkowski, Managing Director, KP Labs part of FP Space shares his expert perspective on how data processing from space can help save the Earth 
carbon capture

UK invests £21.5 million into carbon capture technology

Energy Minister Claire Perry has announced that the UK is to lead an international challenge with Saudi Arabia and Mexico to remove carbon from emissions
Clean Air Strategy

New Clean Air Strategy to be launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove

Later today Environment Secretary Michael Gove will publish a Clean Air Strategy which aims to cut air pollution and save lives, backed up through new primary legislation
deposit system

Cracking down on plastic pollution

Samantha Harding, Litter Programme Director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England reveals her views on moving towards a deposit return system in the UK for bottles and cans, to crack down on plastic pollution.
air pollution on the brain

An emerging environmental health concern: Impacts of air pollution on the brain

Anthony S. Wexler and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California share their expert views on the impacts of air pollution on the brain Air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human...
Air Quality

Breathing space – EU efforts to clean up Europe’s air quality

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries lifts the lid on EU efforts to clean up Europe’s air quality
allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is scary, but health is around the corner

Roberta Savli from EFA provides insight into allergic rhinitis Rhinitis is a very common disorder, far more than just sneezing a couple of days in the year. Allergic rhinitis is a serious chronic respiratory disease that reduces patients’ quality of life and their productivity at work and at school. Despite...
marine biodiversity

Towards healthy and productive seas with strong marine biodiversity

Hans Bruyninckx of the European Environment Agency (EEA) explores climate change and marine biodiversity in this insightful article Marine biodiversity, the global climate and our economy and social wellbeing all depend on healthy seas. Despite some improvements, our assessments show that the way we currently use Europe’s seas remains unsustainable....

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